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Alan V. Oppenheim

Ford Professor of Engineering at MIT

About Me

Prof. Oppenheim is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a MacVicar Faculty Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He received the S.B. and S.M. degrees in 1961 and the Sc.D. degree in 1964, all in electrical engineering, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He leads the Digital Signal Processing Research Group (DSPG) in the MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE). His research interests are in the general area of signal processing algorithms and systems and their applications. He is coauthor of many widely used signal processing textbooks including Digital Signal Processing; Discrete-Time Signal Processing (which is in its third edition); Signals and Systems, (which is in its second edition); and the just-published text Signals, Systems and Inference. He is also editor of several advanced books on signal processing.

Prof. Oppenheim is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Life Fellow of the IEEE, a member of Sigma Xi and Eta Kappa Nu. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow and a Sackler Fellow at Tel Aviv University and was awarded an honorary doctorate from Tel Aviv University. He has received many awards for outstanding research and teaching, including the IEEE Education Medal, the IEEE Jack S. Kilby Signal Processing Medal, the IEEE Centennial Medal, and the IEEE Third Millennium Medal. He has received the Signal Processing Education Award, the Society Award, the Technical Achievement Award and the Senior Award of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. And the Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising. He has also received a number of awards at MIT for excellence in teaching and mentoring, including the Bose Award and the Everett Moore Baker Award.

Prof. Oppenheim is co-author of this course, and instructor for the Fall ’14 beta and Spring ’15 run of this course.

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